Those infected with COVID-19 often experience mild to severe symptoms 2-14 days after exposure. To better protect yourself and others, know the symptoms and emergency warning signs of COVID-19. Symptoms include but are not limited to:

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

Emergency Warning Signs

If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone


 If you are an older adult or have chronic medical conditions–such as heart disease or lung cancer–tell your doctor about any COVID-19 related symptoms as you may have a greater risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19.

For Those At Higher Risk, Seek Treatment

Those at lower risk for complications from COVID-19 can treat their symptoms at home in most cases. However, if you or someone you know is at higher risk for more serious illness, there are additional options available at early onset of COVID-19 infection. 

Talk with your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of any COVID-19 therapy to see what treatment is right for you and which type of treatment you may qualify for. If you don’t have a primary care provider and would like to establish care please call our Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST. 

Please visit the Arkansas Department of Health website for available treatment options and locations by clicking here.

Get Tested If Needed​

Baptist Health has set up sites at various locations throughout Arkansas to evaluate people who are concerned about possible exposure to COVID-19. 

Medical Centers

Baptist Health Medical Centers in Heber Springs, Malvern and Stuttgart offer drive-thru testing. To schedule a COVID-19 test, log in to MyChart and select “Schedule an Appointment.” Then, look for your desired testing site.

Baptist Health Medical Center-Heber Springs

1800 Bypass Rd. Heber Springs, AR 72543 Monday-Friday, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

You must call (501) 887-3252 prior to your arrival.

Baptist Health Medical Center-Hot Spring County

1001 Schneider Drive, Malvern, AR 72104. Located behind Baptist Health Medical Center-Hot Spring County. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

For more information, call (501) 332-7038.

Baptist Health Medical Center-Stuttgart

1703 N. Buerkle St. Stuttgart, AR 72160 Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

You must call (870) 674-6504 prior to your arrival.

Urgent Care

Baptist Health Urgent Care locations additionally offer testing Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Walk in the center to complete paperwork or register to have a link texted to them to complete registration paperwork. Please follow COVID-19 safety protocols. Patients should then return to their vehicle until notified to return for their visit.